John “Jack” Van Why is a former Georgia Assistant Attorney General who represents businesses and individuals in government investigations, False Claims Act (“FCA”) litigation, complex civil litigation, and white collar criminal defense.
Before joining the firm, Jack handled criminal and civil healthcare fraud matters with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. During his tenure with Attorney General’s Office, he was cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the purpose of prosecuting federal Medicaid fraud cases. On the civil side, Jack investigated and prosecuted False Claims Act on behalf of the United States and Georgia.
Jack graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law after earning two degrees, cum laude, from Auburn University.
- Represented two physicians in False Claims act trial in Georgia.
- Represented CPA-business owner in federal tax fraud trial.
- Represented diagnostic lab in response to payor audit. All claims for repayment dropped.
- Assisted in the federal prosecution of a home healthcare provider convicted of defrauding Georgia Medicaid.
- Assisted in the federal prosecution of a behavioral healthcare provider convicted in a multi-state healthcare fraud conspiracy.
- Investigated health care providers as part of joint federal-state investigations
- Special Assistant United States Attorney (2021-2022)
- Assistant Attorney General (2019-2022)
Awards, Recognitions, and Memberships
- Atlanta Bar Association, Criminal Section
- Historic Oakland Foundation, Member